1.    07 May 2016 #1
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    Is this possible automatic log-in after 60 seconds for a certain user?


    Is this possible automatic log-in after 60 seconds for a certain user? We both use a Microsoft account. This person doesn't want to use password to log-in to her account. There are two accounts on this computer.
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  2.    08 May 2016 #2
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    No, it's not possible.

    In a multiuser machine all users should use password. If one user does not have a password and this user shuts down the PC when signed in, Windows automatically signs him / her in when computer is again started, bypassing the user selection. This can only be avoided and the user selection shown when all accounts are password / PIN protected.

    Personally I cannot understand how setting up a password, then setting up a four digit PIN (PIN requires a password being set up first) could be so difficult? Takes a second to press four keys to sign in.

    Kari
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  3.    08 May 2016 #3
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    I did find a workaround using netplwiz. It is a home computer, so it does not matter who has access to it. Just for your info, some Linux Distros have delayed automatic user login. In fact, when I have windows 7 installed there were no password for each account.
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  4.    08 May 2016 #4
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    The only possible thing with netplwiz you can call a workaround is to make the PC to automatically sign-in a specific user, then if another user wants to use the PC the automatically signed in user must sign out or you need to use Switch User feature.

    Family or not, I would never allow another living person to freely access my user account, my personal documents, my notes and diary and so on.

    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    Just for your info, some Linux Distros have delayed automatic user login.
    What does that have to do with Windows 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    In fact, when I have windows 7 installed there were no password for each account.
    What does that have to do with Windows 10?
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  5.    08 May 2016 #5
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    Kari, that your choice and I respect that. Anyways, I don't really have that much private stuff on our computer. We are a two person family and we don't do much online. We don't have hardly any secrets. The secrets we do have are keep in our heads.
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  6.    09 May 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Personally I cannot understand how setting up a password, then setting up a four digit PIN (PIN requires a password being set up first) could be so difficult? Takes a second to press four keys to sign in.

    Kari
    Well....sometimes Num Lock is not on and you hit your 4 numbers and wonder why nothing happened. That can be really confusing. ;-)
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  7.    09 May 2016 #7
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    Yeah, I remember the NumNum lock; in the old days, in BIOS, I turned it off for me; I'm wondering if UEFI/BIOS combine has something similar - to enable NumLock [on] during post.
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